Last week i was lucky enough to meet up with a awesome group of around 20 skaters at Woden skatepark here in Canberra. These lads were good enough to let me tag along to some classic cbr street spots. Some pretty crazy shit went down so check out the pics.
Yo! So the the head honcho’s at thslfe have just recruited me to help out with predominantly skateboarding adventures and hopefully a few good yarns with the locals here in sunny Canberra too. This is my first post so fingers crossed it works out alright…
Ill start off with some photos taken from the the recent Girl skateboarding team demo at Eddison park. Here are some of the locals ill hopefully get the pros up tomorrow. Stay classy.
It’s definitely been a while since there’s been any news on what the fuck it is the kids of the 2666 have been doing, though by the looks of things they’ve been holding it down!
Tom was off the bike for a while as he fried his engine, normal humanoids would lose form after such an event, not Tom – Suss these pics for proof that he is anything but a human.
Daniel Evans has stepped shit right up photography wise and his pics are really beginning to come together – Props dude!
Dean as usual is suceeding at life, as are the other skate rats – Enough of my mindless dribble, check the pics!
Oh yeah, if some of the phot’s look blurry, it’s because imageshack does something to them and they come out looking fucked.
ART NOT CRIME
Firstly, thank you for your time, what’s up?
No prob. Chilling in home,reading my emails.
For those who are unfamiliar with you and what you do, can you tell us a bit
I am from Copenhagen Denmark , Europe, been doing the do…I see myself as a creative person,trying to leave a mark behind!
How did you initially get into graffiti and how has your style progressed from when you began?
Through electric boogie, my eyes got interested in the pieces from the background!
Beginning it was simple humouristic and innocent.
How did you come up with your tag, why Bates?
I saw a tv series called V for victory, one of the characters was called Bates,i chose
It cause it sounded funky and had some letters i liked.
What inspires you to go out and paint?
Being creative,put my mind to something else
What’s in your pockets right now?
Keys and a card.
You began writing in ’84, so you’re no new comer, how have you seen graffiti evolve over the last quarter of a century?
Man…It’s crazy,you see graff in any corners of the world. Technique is getting faster and better.
In that time you must have been in some pretty crazy situations and have a few stories to tell, what has been a stand out moment for you?
Tonight ,i did a underpass of a bridge, seen by the trainline and a huge
Highway next to it, cops stopped on the other side,anyways i manage
to finish(looked shitty)and get away.
Latest Mos Def.
How does a typical day in the world of Bates unfold?
Doing a piece in the morning before going to work work work work, home chilling prepare for the next day.
Advice to up and coming artists?
Practice a lot on paper.
Anything coming up that we should know about?
Check out my website www.greatbates.com, every day in december a new update with flicks and click in on our new webshop and invest in some art.
Word association, you know the deal, say whatever comes to your mind when
you read the word.
Always wanted to go and rock some shit out there….Never been there yet!!!
Lars løkke rasmussen
I need to go there again.
Just been in copenhagen today for the climate meeting
Is like graffiti for some.
Time will tell.
Going out to paint.
When will you learn the art will never die?
Taking alot of a my time.
Aint fun without being creative.
You gotta do what makes you happy.
Where can people follow what you’re up to and view your work?
Website,webshop and my blog.
Last words, shout outs?
Peace and respect.
Early 90’s piece by Bates in the Bronx
Dean and Tom have been once again, succeeding at life, The TTB contingent headed out to Jacko Strong’s Ranch for a ride last weekend, Tom and Jarryd McNeil on the bikes and Dean behind the lense.
The pics of Dean skating were shot by Georgia Barrett at Wagga skatepark, thanks dude!!
On another note, i am now also writing for JP’s Fresh Bread, my posts there will be different to what i post here, so be sure to check that out as well.
Tommy Rob stretching out
The TTB contingent have been holding it down in 2666 ( Death Valley) lately, check these vids of Jack and Dean tearing shit up!
Oh yeah, Happy Birthday for today Jack – Hope you have a rad one man!